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Dec 19

Water's one weakness... light?AClick for full image

Art Direction: Wave… WAVE!?! Well there you go my boy, we have our answer right there. Let’s put a huge wave on there with a lighthouse and a helicopter to try and show some size perspective. I’m sure it will be all fine. And it’s day time so lens flare the hell out of that lighthouse. They run during the day right?
Published 2010

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 5.43 out of 10)
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10 Responses to “Wave”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    Well, you can’t say they weren’t literal. Tubular! :waves:

  2. Alessandra Kelley Says:

    I feel like there should be a new category, Airbrush Abuse (although to be fair this looks more like Photoshop Abuse), when a cover is painted in a particular style not because it enhances the meaning but because they *can*.

  3. Jaouad Says:

    Subtle it is not. But I like the way the title is reflected in the water.

  4. Tom Noir Says:

    The cover designer was just annoyed because he couldn’t find any place for a nice floating head.

  5. Jaouad Says:

    Anyone have a link to the cover of the sequel: PARTICLE, in which a bunch of physicists get buried in a tunnel collapse in a research lab somewhere along the French-Swiss border, while an experiment with a massive particle collider gone awry threatens to swallow the earth whole?

  6. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    First time in paperback? I gotta run to the store right now!

  7. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I don’t mind the artwork.
    But the copy… argh.

    - “A tiny town, at the mercy of the sea…”
    Also used for the movie poster THE TERROR OF TINY TOWN.

    - “First Time In Paperback”
    And in 2010, this means…. what, exactly?

    Try that tired, shopworn cliche on other fields:
    CARS: “First Time On The Road!”
    TELEVISION: “First Time On TV!”
    CLOTHING: “First Time On A Body!”
    INTERNET: “First Time Online!”

  8. GK Says:

    This was no boating accident!

  9. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    *waves* Hi, Wil! I see you, too!

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    At least the blurb never made it onto the cover. Thank Goodness for small blessings!

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